Mesonauta festivus


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Offering Mesonauta festivus (Flag Cichlid).

Widespread through much of northern South America, it’s been recorded from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. It’s found in numerous river drainages, including the Rio Tapajós, Rio Jamari, Rio Madre de Dios, Rio Guaporé, Rio Mamoré, Rio Paraguay and Rio Paraná.

It’s a generalistic omnivore by nature. Wild fish feed on worms, crustaceans, plant matter (apparently including algae) and other zoobenthos. Accepts the majority of prepared foods. This should be supplemented with live foods such as bloodworm and brineshrimp and spme vegetable matter.

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